April, 2024

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Unlock seamless access: The power of flexible identity federation

Dynatrace

With the introduction of Flexible Identity Federation, Dynatrace gives its enterprise customers additional options that offer enhanced granularity to match their more complex scenarios. Scaling with Flexible Identity Federation Identity federation plays a critical role in modern IT infrastructure, serving as a foundational component that enables seamless, secure access to various systems and applications across different domains and platforms.

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QCon London: Meta Used Monolithic Architecture to Ship Threads in Only Five Months

InfoQ

Zahan Malkani talked during QCon London 2024 about Meta’s journey from identifying the opportunity in the market to shipping the Threads application only five months later. The company leveraged Instagram's existing monolithic architecture and quickly iterated to create a new text-first microblogging service in record time.

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Five ways cookie consent managers hurt web performance (and how to fix them)

Speed Curve

I've been spending a lot of time looking at the performance of European sites lately, and have found that the consent management platforms (CMPs) are consistently creating a bit of a false reality for folks when trying to understand performance using synthetic monitoring. Admittedly, this is not a new topic, but I feel that it's important enough that it warrants another PSA.

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Redis, Valkey, and Percona’s Ongoing Support of Open Source

Percona

For me, the Redis story starts with… Memcached. Back in the early 2000s, “Web 2.0” was being built following the aftermath of the dot-com crash. The open source LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP/Perl/Python) stack was all the rage.

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Rising Tide Rents and Robber Baron Rents

O'Reilly

Why is it that Google, a company once known for its distinctive “Do no evil” guideline, is now facing the same charges of “surveillance capitalism” as Facebook, a company that never made such claims? Why is it now subject to the same kind of antitrust complaints faced by Microsoft, once the “evil empire” of the previous generation of computing? Why is it that Amazon, which has positioned itself as “the most customer-centric company on the planet,” now lards its search results with advertisements

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How To Monitor And Optimize Google Core Web Vitals

Smashing Magazine

How To Monitor And Optimize Google Core Web Vitals How To Monitor And Optimize Google Core Web Vitals Matt Zeunert 2024-04-16T10:00:00+00:00 2024-04-16T12:05:36+00:00 This article is sponsored by DebugBear Google’s Core Web Vitals initiative has increased the attention website owners need to pay to user experience. You can now more easily see when users have poor experiences on your website, and poor UX also has a bigger impact on SEO.

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The Dynatrace journey toward DORA compliance

Dynatrace

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) looms large on the horizon, casting its regulatory shadow over financial institutions. DORA is a European Union (EU) regulation that took effect on January 16, 2023, with full implementation starting January 17, 2025. DORA aims to bolster the IT security of financial entities such as banks, insurance companies, and investment firms.

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Interaction to Next Paint (INP) Explained

Gtmetrix

We explain what Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is, how it impacts performance, and why GTmetrix doesn’t track it (yet). Overview Interaction to Next Paint (INP) is Google’s new “responsiveness” field metric that was first announced as an experimental metric in 2022.

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Percona Stands Firmly on the Side of Open Source

Percona

Percona is proud to formally state our support for the Valkey project and its community. We will soon offer commercial support for the open source Redis alternative, Valkey.The world of open source is no stranger to controversy.

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To understand the risks posed by AI, follow the money

O'Reilly

By Rufus Rock , UCL ; Tim O’Reilly , UCL ; Ilan Strauss , UCL ; and Mariana Mazzucato , UCL This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Time and again, leading scientists, technologists, and philosophers have made spectacularly terrible guesses about the direction of innovation. Even Einstein was not immune, claiming, “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable,” just ten years before Enrico Fermi completed cons

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Deploying Percona Everest on GCP with Kubectl for Windows 11 Users

Percona Community

Welcome to this blog post! Today, our primary goal is to guide you through deploying Percona Everest on GCP using Kubectl, specifically for users on Windows 11. It’s been some time since I last used Windows, so this will be an excellent opportunity to do it from scratch. Let me tell you a little bit about Percona Everest. You may have already heard it recently.

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Beyond uptime: Unveiling the improved Dynatrace SLA

Dynatrace

To help our customers confidently navigate the complexities of the cloud and innovate faster and more securely, the Dynatrace platform must be delivered reliably. Service Level Agreements (SLA) bridge your business objectives with our commitment to excellence. To transparently manage expectations and maintain trust with our customers, we expanded the Dynatrace SLA beyond accessing the user interface to cover the full range of relevant product categories, such as processing and retaining incoming

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QCon London: Lessons Learned From Building LinkedIn’s AI/ML Data Platform

InfoQ

At the QCon London 2024 conference, Félix GV from LinkedIn discussed the AI/ML platform powering the company’s products. He specifically delved into Venice DB, the NoSQL data store used for feature persistence. The presenter shared the lessons learned from evolving and operating the platform, including cluster management and library versioning.

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Field vs Lab (Synthetic) Data – How Do They Compare?

Gtmetrix

We explain the key differences between field and lab data and how you should interpret them. Overview Web performance metrics can be broadly classified into two distinct groups – field data and lab (synthetic data). Each dataset has a different source (i.e., where the data comes from), and is gathered using different methodologies.

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Protect Your PostgreSQL Database with pg_tde: Safe and Secure

Percona

Tech Preview release of pg_tde now availableAs organizations collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of data, ensuring its confidentiality and integrity becomes a top priority. For PostgreSQL users, the tech preview release availability of the new encryption extension pg_tde delivers unmatched protection for vital data assets.What is pg_tde?

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Quality Assurance, Errors, and AI

O'Reilly

A recent article in Fast Company makes the claim “ Thanks to AI, the Coder is no longer King. All Hail the QA Engineer.” It’s worth reading, and its argument is probably correct. Generative AI will be used to create more and more software; AI makes mistakes and it’s difficult to foresee a future in which it doesn’t; therefore, if we want software that works, Quality Assurance teams will rise in importance.

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Using ProxySQL Query Mirroring to test query performance on a new cluster

Percona Community

ProxySQL is an SQL aware proxy, which gives DBA’s fine grained control over clients’ access to the MySQL cluster. A key part of our DBA team’s process in testing and preparing for major MySQL version upgrades is comparing query plans using ProxySQL query mirroring. This feature allows us to mirror queries to another cluster / host, by configuring query rules.

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A look at the GigaOm 2024 Radar for Cloud Observability

Dynatrace

GigaOm recently released its 2024 Radar Report for Cloud Observability, which includes 21 observability solution providers and analyzes each on their current and emerging features. The report offers a better understanding of the observability landscape. The analysis centers on the following key focus areas: Dashboards and reporting User interaction performance monitoring Multicloud functionality Large language model (LLM) support Pushing and tagging data Predictive analysis Edge observability Id

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Presentation: Effective Performance Engineering at Twitter-Scale

InfoQ

Yao Yue recapitulates scaling a project at Twitter while summarizing some key lessons learned about effective performance engineering.

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NEW: RUM attribution and subparts for Interaction to Next Paint!

Speed Curve

Our newest release continues our theme of making your RUM data even more actionable. In addition to advanced settings, navigation types, and page attributes , we've just released more diagnostic detail for the latest flavor in Core Web Vitals: Interaction to Next Paint (INP). This post covers: Element attribution for INP A breakdown of where time is spent within INP, leveraging subparts How to use this information to find and fix INP issues A look ahead at RUM diagnostics at SpeedCurve How quick

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LDAP Authentication in PgBouncer Through PAM

Percona

There are many cases where external connection poolers like pgBouncer become unavoidable despite the costs and complexities associated with them. PgBouncer is one of the most popular external connection poolers for PostgreSQL. It is thin and lightweight, so it doesn’t have built-in authentication features like LDAP, which is essential for many enterprises.

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Hands-on Gemini 1.5 Pro with AI Studio: Images, Video, Text & Code

Addy Osmani

Let's talk about Gemini 1.5 Pro and practical examples of what it can do. It's a mid-size multimodal model, optimized to scale across a wide range of tasks involving text, images, videos, audio, and even code. I’ll cover all of these today. The real difference here is the model's long-context window, capable of processing up to a whopping 1 million tokens in production.

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Percona Monthly Bug Report: February/March 2024

Percona Community

At Percona, we operate on the premise that full transparency makes a product better. We strive to build the best open-source database products, but also to help you manage any issues that arise in any of the databases that we support. And, in true open-source form, report back on any issues or bugs you might encounter along the way. We constantly update our bug reports and monitor other boards to ensure we have the latest information, but we wanted to make it a little easier for you to keep trac

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Dynatrace completed Data Privacy Framework self-certification

Dynatrace

In trans-Atlantic and global business relationships, the privacy frameworks and regulations in various regions must be aligned to allow efficient collaboration between enterprises and other involved institutions. To enable participating organizations to meet the EU requirements for transferring personal data to the U.S., the Data Privacy Framework (DPF) is designed to serve as an adequate data transfer mechanism under the GDPR.

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Presentation: Several Components are Rendering: Client Performance at Slack-Scale

InfoQ

Jenna Zeigen discusses front-end performance issues encountered by Slack as they continue to grow and evolve the desktop app.

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Performance Hero: Paul Calvano

Speed Curve

Celebrating performance wins is critical to a healthy, well-supported, high-performing team. This isn't a new idea. In fact, it's something that started in the early days of web performance when Lara Hogan , who was an engineering manager at Etsy at the time, discussed the practice of empowering people across the organization by celebrating 'performance heroes'.

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JSON_TABLE() Will Be in PostgreSQL 17

Percona

JSON_TABLE() will be in PostgreSQL 17! It almost made it two years ago but was yanked away at the last minute. We will get it shortly when PostgreSQL 17 is officially released this year! Please see this.Why is this important?JSON has become the data interchange format of choice for most developers.

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Top 10 WordPress Development Companies in the United States

Official Blog - World Web Technology

Identifying the WordPress development company in the United States that is the ideal match for your project may be a challenging endeavor due to the vast number of options available. As there is such a wide variety of choices accessible, ranging from independent contractors to well-established organizations, it is essential to make an educated selection that is in accordance with your particular requirements and goals.

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Release Roundup April 2, 2024

Percona Community

Percona software releases and updates March 18 - April 2, 2024. Percona is a leading provider of unbiased, performance-first, open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive, free from vendor lock-in. Percona software is designed for peak performance, uncompromised security, limitless scalability, and disaster-proofed availability.

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The 3 biggest mistakes you can make when moving to Kubernetes

Dynatrace

The last decade brought a wave of digital transformation that accelerated the move towards cloud-native tech, specifically Kubernetes. We could talk about this move’s benefits (and downsides!) for more than a few blogs, but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here to talk about the less savory side of cloud-native transformation—you know, all the things that can go wrong.

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Presentation: Sleeping at Scale - Delivering 10k Timers per Second per Node with Rust, Tokio, Kafka, and Scylla

InfoQ

Lily Mara, Hunter Laine walk through the design of a system, its performance characteristics, and how they scaled it.

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AI Has an Uber Problem

O'Reilly

“The economic problem of society…is a problem of the utilization of knowledge which is not given to anyone in its totality.” —Friedrich A. Hayek, “ The Use of Knowledge in Society ” Silicon Valley venture capitalists and many entrepreneurs espouse libertarian values. In practice, they subscribe to central planning: Rather than competing to win in the marketplace, entrepreneurs compete for funding from the Silicon Valley equivalent of the Central Committee.

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Why MariaDB Is “Better” Than MySQL

Percona

Apples or oranges?Tea or coffee?Books or eBooks?Each of these comparisons has very similar features and serves many of the same purposes, but in the end, they are different choices people make. Do you know what else belongs on this list?MariaDB or MySQL?

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Performance Testing VS Load Testing

Abstracta

Load Test vs. Stress Test. This is one of the most frequent topics that people look at when developing a performance testing strategy. But, in fact, it doesn’t make sense to compare performance testing vs load testing as if they were competitors. Yet, understanding the. The post Performance Testing VS Load Testing appeared first on Abstracta Software Testing Services.

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Release Roundup April 30, 2024

Percona Community

Percona software releases and updates April 17 - April 30, 2024. Percona is a leading provider of unbiased, performance-first, open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive, free from vendor lock-in. Percona software is designed for peak performance, uncompromised security, limitless scalability, and disaster-proofed availability.

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Automate your work with unified observability and custom solutions

Dynatrace

In this blog post, we explore real-life scenarios shared by our customers, partners, and internal users at Dynatrace, offering inspiration to kickstart your own journey with custom solutions powered by AppEngine. For many, the driving force behind custom solution development is today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving digital landscape, in which organizations find themselves in a race to automate repetitive tasks, drive data-backed decisions, and do more with less.

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QCon London: How Duolingo Sent 4 Million Push Notifications in 6 Seconds During the Super Bowl Break

InfoQ

As part of the Super Bowl marketing campaign, Duolingo sent out 4 million mobile push notifications when the company’s five-second ad aired during the commercial break. At QCon London, Doulingo’s engineers presented the asynchronous AWS architecture responsible for broadcasting messages to millions of users across seven US cities.

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